Postgraduate programmes

International Fashion Marketing

MA

Lead and succeed in the vibrant and fast-changing fashion industry. Study the global consumer and technological innovations.

Year
Full Time
Scholarship
  • NameInternational Fashion Marketing
  • QualificationMA
  • LevelPostgraduate
  • Study modeFull time
  • Duration12 - 16 months
  • Tuition fees£17,300 *
  • ScholarshipsYes *
  • Next start dateJanuary 2018
  • Future start dateSeptember 2018
  • Study abroad
  • ValidationRegent's University London

The MA International Fashion Marketing provides future fashion marketing managers and directors with the practical and intellectual skills to lead and succeed in the vibrant and fast-changing fashion industry.

Our MA programme has been developed in consultation with industry experts and designed to ensure that our graduates are best placed to capitalise on new opportunities presented by the most sustained period of creative disruption in fashion since the industrial revolution.

Technological innovation is challenging long-established fashion systems and changing the ways in which the industry markets itself globally. 

Dynamic and fast-paced by nature, the industry is set to continue this period of disruption for the foreseeable future.

You will learn about the global fashion consumer and how sustainable fashion is changing marketing strategies. 

Our programme will place you at the heart of the fashion-business revolution, located in central London, the heartland of fashion. 

In addition, you will benefit from a study trip to Milan, included in the fees. 

Programme brochure

Length

On the MA International Fashion Marketing you undertake three terms of study, each of which comprises 60 credits, with 180 credits in total. 

Modules 

Our module structure is organised according to the principle that a Regent’s education is intensive and intimate.

You will take modules concurrently each term, with a study trip to a European fashion capital during the year. While taking mandatory core modules, you will also be able to choose optional modules such as Trend Analysis, Fashion Buying & Distribution, a language or Luxury Goods. The optional modules enable you to pursue your interests so that you can graduate from the programme with an individual profile, ready to pursue you aspirations within international fashion marketing. 

The programme comprises both core and optional modules:

Core modules:

  • Marketing Strategy
  • Research Methods
  • The Global Fashion Consumer
  • Fashion Branding
  • Fashion Marketing Communications Strategies
  • Fashion Trends, Buying and Distribution

Module options (Term 1):

  • Language option
  • Fashion PR and the Fashion Show
  • Luxury Goods

Module options (Term 2):

  • Language option
  • Fashion Retail Marketing
  • Entrepreneurship and Luxury

Capstone module (Term 3):

  • Individual Consultancy Project or Dissertation

 

See module descriptions

Assessment structure

The programme draws on a wide range of assessment types to reflect the nature of the industry and to give you every opportunity to successfully demonstrate achievement on the programme, depending upon your learning style.

This includes essays, research activities, reports, presentations, reflective reports, panel critiques, interviews, group work, material outcomes and live projects. Alternative assessments are provided where possible for students with a registered disability.

You will also engage in self-assessment and peer assessment.

Academic Calendar

Study methods 

The MA International Fashion Marketing is industry-orientated. Experiential learning is therefore fundamental to many of the learning and teaching methodologies used on the programme, and many of the assessments that you will complete. Preparation for your career is also integral to the design of the programme.

Lectures and seminars are the most common method of delivery. Whilst these operate on the assumption that you have little prior knowledge of the subject, there is an expectation that you will supplement the knowledge and skills acquired during contact time with your own additional independent learning. The programme is intensive and challenging, echoing the nature of the fashion industry. 

You will be expected to attend lectures, seminars, workshops and presentations by guest speakers, all of which will provide you with a solid foundation for learning. At Regent’s we believe that learning technology should be a supplement rather than a substitute for live teaching and personal learning exchanges. To supplement your studies, material will be made available on your Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), Blackboard. We have a dedicated, award-winning Learning Technology Team who support our VLE.

In line with the industry focus of the programme, you will also have the opportunity to engage in practical learning activities such as fashion shoots, fashion show production, fashion styling and photography, and visits to industry events such as conferences, fashion weeks, exhibitions and other well-established industry happenings.

Among the other methods of learning on the programme are:

Induction

At the beginning of the programme, you will participate in an induction which will provide you with an overview of the programme and expectations for the year ahead. At the start of each module, you will be given a timetable and a reading list. Each module tutor will provide individual and group support for you during your module.

Guest speakers

Guest speakers are regularly involved in the programme to provide expert academic and practitioner input on your modules. 

Masterclasses

Masterclasses enable you to learn from high-profile fashion and marketing practitioners in small groups, thereby giving you the opportunity to hone your fashion marketing knowledge and skills with professionals who work at a very senior level, while benefitting from the development of important networking skills. 

 

Students with disabilities

Some classes are delivered in teaching rooms accessed via stairs. If you have a condition that affects your mobility and you require ground floor rooms, or rooms with lift access you are advised to contact the Disability Officer.

For over 20 years, Fashion & Design at Regent’s has successfully launched graduates into international careers in fashion. While many of our graduates start their own businesses and creative ventures, some of the brands that our alumni have worked for include:

  • All Saints
  • Burberry
  • Christina Siriano
  • Coach
  • Fashion Scout
  • Fujiwara
  • Gap
  • GQ Magazine
  • Hackett
  • H&M
  • Jaeger
  • Marks & Spencer
  • Matthew Williamson
  • Puma
  • Ralph Lauren
  • Roland Mouret
  • Saks
  • Selfridges
  • The White Company
  • Top Man
  • Vivienne Westwood
  • Zandra Rhodes Enterprises

Academic requirements

We require a minimum of a lower-second class (2:2) UK honours undergraduate degree or its international equivalent from a recognised institution, and an IELTS Level 6.5 (all elements at a minimum of 6.0). Other equivalent international qualifications as recommended by the National Academic Recognition Information Centre (NARIC) will be accepted. If you are unsure as to the comparability of your qualification, please contact us.

Exceptional Entry

If you do not meet the essential entry criteria outlined above, you may be eligible to apply for exceptional entry. In order to do so, you must:

  • Have a minimum of two years of relevant work experience
  • Provide a 1000-word personal statement outlining your reasons for applying, and how your previous experience is relevant to the programme
  • Be prepared to attend an interview with the Postgraduate Admissions Panel

Please contact us for further information on applying through this route: exrel@regents.ac.uk

English requirements 

PLEASE NOTE: Latest update regarding ETS & TOEFL testing – The Home Office has suspended all ETS tests, including TOEFL exams, as evidence of English language ability from new visa applicants.

Please see the Home Office website for further information: https://www.gov.uk/government/world-location-news/changes-to-english-language-certification-for-visa-applications--3

Therefore, if you are relying on an ETS / TOEFL certificate for Visa purposes please be aware that you will now need to take an alternative English proficiency test.

We will continue to accept the following English language proficiency tests:

  • IELTS
  • PTE Academic
  • Cambridge Advanced
  • Regent’s University London on campus diagnostic test

If you have taken and submitted the TOEFL test as part of your admissions application, or have any questions in relation to the above, please do not hesitate to make contact with our Admissions team to seek further advice and support.

– 18/07/2014

For those applicants whose mother tongue is not English, we require a recent pass in any of the following qualifications:

  • Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English, grade C
  • GCSE/IGCSE English, grade C (for non-EU IGCSE students, please provide along with the IGCSE certificate, the Supplementary Certifying Statement with the breakdown of component grades)
  • IB Diploma English A grade 5 or above HL or SL. English B grade 5 at HL
  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System) with an overall score of 6.5 (for non-EU students: a minimum score of 6.0 in each component)
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of 90 (internet-based test) (TOEFL results not accepted post 17 April 2014 for non EU/UK students)
  • Pearson Test (PTE Academic) with an average score of 58 (for non-EU Students: a minimum score of 51 in each component)
  • Trinity College London Level 1 Certificate in ESOL Skills for life (B2): a pass in reading, listening, speaking, writing (applicable to non-EU and EU students)
  • Trinity College London Level 2 Certificate in ESOL Skills for life (C1): a pass in reading, listening, speaking, writing (applicable to non-EU and EU students)
  • Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English II (B2): a pass in reading, listening, speaking, writing (applicable to non-EU and EU students)

Please note that the above list is not exhaustive; for more information about other accepted English language qualifications, please contact us.

Students who require an international student visa to study in the UK and whose native language is not English, are also be required to meet specific grade requirements and conditions of study as stipulated by the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI). Please check their website for current information: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/uk-visas-and-immigration

On-campus diagnostic test

If you live in London, or are able to visit us, we can offer you a free English diagnostic test. 

This test is offered through Regent's Institute of Languages & Culture and should be arranged in advance. Please note, this is a diagnostic test for Regent’s University London only. For more information, or to arrange a test, please contact us: exrel@regents.ac.uk

Programme start dates 

Apply online for January 2018

September 2018

How to apply 

For advice and guidance on study-related visas and immigration, please view our visas and immigration webpage.

Applying to study at Regent's University London is a quick and easy process. We accept direct applications, have no formal application deadlines and there is no application fee.

Step 1 Apply

You can apply in the following ways:

Online application for September 2018 will open soon. If you would like to make an enquiry in the meantime, please complete the form at the bottom of the webpage.

Once you have completed the application form, please send us the following supporting documents, by post, email or fax:

  • Copies of academic transcripts and certificates of all academic study undertaken after secondary school
  • One letter of academic reference
  • A copy of your CV/resumé showing your work experience if applicable.
  • A 700-word personal statement that details how you will benefit from and contribute to the programme, demonstrating an understanding of a current issue relevant to the subject, and indicating an area of interest for your final project
  • A copy of your passport photograph (ID) page
  • One recent passport-sized, colour photograph, jpeg format (this must be emailed to us at admit@regents.ac.uk)
  • If not a native English speaker, proof of your English proficiency

Please note: most candidates will be assessed for admission on the basis of their submitted application materials. However, Regent's University London reserves the right to invite candidates for interview and to reject those who decline to attend.

Step 2 Making an offer

We will assess whether you meet our minimum entry requirements and will make you an offer by both email and post, or notify you that you have been unsuccessful. 

If you have completed your education and have met all the entry requirements, you will be sent an unconditional offer. If you still have to finish your exams, or have yet to submit supporting documentation, we will make you a conditional offer.

You can expect to receive a decision on your application within 10 working days of receipt of your completed application and supporting documents.

Step 3 Accepting the offer

If you wish to accept the offer you must:

  • Confirm your acceptance via email/post/telephone/in person
  • Pay the registration fee (non-refundable)
  • Pay the non-EU advance tuition fee deposit, if applicable (non-refundable)

Please note: although there is no formal deadline to pay your registration fee or non-EU advance deposit, if you need to apply for an international student visa to study in the UK, then we recommend that you pay these as soon as possible.

Please see here for information on how to pay.

Step 4 Full acceptance and visa

On receipt of your acceptance we will issue the final set of documentation and, where needed, the relevant visa support documentation. To find out if you need a student visa please consult the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) website for current information: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/uk-visas-and-immigration (please note it is your own responsibility to arrange the appropriate visa).

Fees January 2018

Annual tuition fee: £17,300
Home/EU advance deposit: £500 (non-refundable)
Non-EU advance deposit: £4,000 (non-refundable)

 Fees September 2018

Annual tuition fee: £17,000
Home/EU advance deposit: £500 (non-refundable)
Non-EU advance deposit: £4,000 (non-refundable)

Tuition fees are set for the University’s financial year which runs from 1 August to 31 July. Annual fees for students commencing studies in spring will span financial years. Spring and autumn fees will be invoiced at the rate applicable for that term.

 

 

scholarships

Scholarships, funding and bursaries

Fulbright Commission All-Disciplines (Open) Postgraduate Award

Awards to US citizens for the first year of Master's or PhD study in any subject, or to conduct a period of independent research, covers the first year's tuition and a living stipend.

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Regent's Postgraduate Progression Scholarships

Regent's Postgraduate Progression Scholarships reward the loyalty of undergraduate students who progress to enrol on a postgraduate degree with us. It's our way of saying thank you. Scholarships are worth up to 15% of tuition fees. 

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Postgraduate loans - Student Finance England 2016-17

Student Finance England (SFE) is now offering funding for UK and EU nationals, as well as students with the status of Migrant Worker (under the age of 60 on the date of first class of the first Master’s degree).

Students, who already hold one Master’s degree (or an equivalent or higher-level qualification) will not be eligible.

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India Postgraduate Taught Masters scholarships

Regent’s University London has a long-standing tradition of welcoming talented students from all over India. Our students from this region have always had a strong entrepreneurial spirit and have graduated from Regent’s fully equipped to join a large multinational, start their own company or join the family business.  Regent’s is therefore pleased to offer five postgraduate scholarships specifically for students of Indian nationality, each worth £3,000.

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Bloomsbury Fashion Scholarship

Students on the MA International Fashion Marketing are eligible for a scholarship worth £4,000. The scholarship is offered in partnership with Bloomsbury Publishing Plc and also includes an internship and mentoring from Bloomsbury, plus access to a wealth of digital archive resources.

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Regent’s Family Reward

Regent’s offers an intimate style of education, characterised by lots of personal attention. This personalised approach extends beyond our students to their families, with the University welcoming increasing numbers of brothers, sisters and even children of our alumni each year. The University is delighted to offer the Regent’s Family Reward as a thank-you to our alumni for their and their families’ loyalty.

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